Fast Facts About Nebraska’s Agriculture Industry

December 5th, 2017 | Posted by Drip-Well

It’s no secret that Nebraska’s farms form the cornerstone of our great state’s economy. Agriculture has been an essential part of Nebraska’s DNA for generations, and that isn’t going to change anytime soon. But farming doesn’t just have an impact on us here at home; nutritious food grown in Nebraska can be found in homes… Read more »

How to Flush the Automatic Valve in Your Drip-Well System

October 5th, 2017 | Posted by Drip-Well

You rely on your Drip-Well System to keep your deep-well turbine pump properly lubricated and fully functional. Every now and then, however, you may notice the automatic valve in your Drip-Well system becoming sluggish and ineffective. Typically, this happens when the valve is contaminated by oil residue, dirt or condensation. It’s important to remedy the… Read more »

New Technique Uses Electricity to Map Soil Types

July 21st, 2017 | Posted by Drip-Well

Farms rely on soil maps to ascertain the condition of their fields, and determine what areas need additional irrigation and fertilizer. Conventional soil mapping techniques involve collecting and testing individual soil core samples, which can be costly and time consuming. Recently, however, an assistant professor in the Department of Geology at the University at Buffalo… Read more »

Satellite Navigation Signals are Helping Farmers Save Water

May 25th, 2017 | Posted by Drip-Well

Water conservation is an issue that everyone should be aware of, but farmers must be particularly mindful of their water consumption due to important practical concerns. Outside of incurring additional costs by being wasteful with water, farmers can also deplete the amount of fresh surface water that is available for future years if they’re not… Read more »

The Power of Bees in Agriculture

April 12th, 2017 | Posted by Drip-Well

Bees are viewed by many people as annoying pests that provide little value besides honey. Those who work in the agriculture industry, however, know that bees are a critical part of the growing process. The power of bees in agriculture is hard to overstate. The honeybee and bumblebee are probably the two most familiar types… Read more »

Discharged: Six Reasons Why Electric Fences Fail

February 28th, 2017 | Posted by Drip-Well

If you are new to electric fences, you may think that it is a simple plug and play operation. Just set your perimeter, attach the wires and you’re done – right? Wrong! You may not realize it yet, but there are actually several issues that can occur with your fence that could diminish its power… Read more »